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pyx / ciborium

  • Object type

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  • Description

    Ciborium or pyx; brass; hexagonal foot and circular bowl with cover surmounted by cone terminating in crucifix; cover with engraved legend; remainder ornamented with geometric patterns;

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1450-1500
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 28.5 centimetres (approx)
  • Inscriptions

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      • Inscription Content

  • Bibliography

    • Marks & Williamson 2003 304 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    2010-2011 17 Jul-30 Jan, Colchester Castle Museum, 'The Medieval Mind: Art Treasures from East Anglia'
    2003-2004 9 Oct-18 Jan, London, V&A, 'Gothic: Art for England 1400-1547'

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  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Found in Exning churchyard, Suffolk, in 1845; Museum of the Archaeological Institute, 1845; Albert Way Collection; given by the Way to the British Museum, 1851

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number



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